[Ed. – Boy, that hurts. If it’s true and the sailor is convicted, he or she will be doing the really long program at Leavenworth. The fire occurred in July, in San Diego.]
Investigators believe a massive fire that erupted on the Navy ship the USS Bonhomme Richard may have been intentionally set, and a Navy sailor has been identified as a possible suspect, two Defense officials confirmed Wednesday. …
But the investigation is ongoing, and a determination has not been made as to whether the sailor is an actual suspect in the fire.
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Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael M. Gilday … said that restoring the USS Bonhomme Richard to its status as an amphibious assault ship, “could be too heavy a lift,” but there may be other options for how to restore it.
Eleven of the ship’s 14 decks were “devastated by the fire,” he said.
Shortly after the fires were extinguished, a Navy official said that if the ship was deemed unsalvageable it would cost $4 billion to replace.